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With a population of 25,145 residents, the City of San Fernando values the great responsibility to protect the public while ensuring residents have the tools and resources they need to strengthen their preparedness for emergencies and natural disasters.  Being housed in the County of Los Angeles, the City of San Fernando is vulnerable to the detrimental effects of earthquakes and cannot understate the importance of resident readiness. The City of San Fernando is dedicated to providing leadership to improve the community’s ability to BE READY for the next earthquake.


  • Mission: To provide City of San Fernando residents with tools and resources to prepare, respond and recover from an earthquake.
  • Vision: A thriving and earthquake ready City of San Fernando.
  • Are you Ready? Southern California has approximately 10,000 (unfelt) earthquakes every year.

If an earthquake hit tonight, would you be prepared? Earthquakes strike with no warning, NOW is the time to PREPARE so you can RESPOND and RECOVER.  Check out these resources to help you, friends, family, and co-workers BE READY.


The Great Shake Out- 7 Steps (doc)

Specific Needs Disaster Voluntary Registry (website) – this registry is to facilitate the planning and implementation of disaster response by first-responder agencies to Specific Needs persons living in the County of Los Angeles.

Alert LA County (website) – Los Angeles County emergency mass notification system that will notify residents and businesses of emergencies or critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions, such as evacuations.

Emergency Network Los Angeles (website) – A network of Los Angeles County, non profit, community based organizations that provide assistance to individuals, families, and organizations following emergencies and disasters.

Earthquake Preparedness Video: Learn how to prepare your family for the next “big one!”


Be A Ready Congregation (doc)


Preparing Makes Sense (Video) – Learn what protective measures to take before, during, and after an emergency.

Be a Hero (Website)- Kids can play games and test their knowledge.

  • PETS

Pet Owners-Be Prepared for an Emergency (doc)


Be a Hero (website)- Kids can play games and test their knowledge.

Feeling Safe Being Safe (doc)

Ready Kids Activity Book (doc)


Preparedness Planning for Your Business – Site helps businesses develop a preparedness program by providing tools to create a plan that addresses the impact of many hazards.

Small Business Prepare (website)


San Fernando Valley Earthquake, Sylmar 1971 (video)

Northridge Earthquake. 1994 (video) – See a compilation of new reports of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.


CERT Training (website) – Free training is available to help you, friends, family, and co-workers learn how to effectively and efficiently respond an emergency.


20th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake

City of San Fernando, Are You Ready?

City of San Fernando, January 2014.
The Northridge earthquake struck 2,192 square miles of the San Fernando Valley at 4:31 am on January 17, 1994.  With a magnitude of 6.7, this earthquake left lasting human and economic impacts. Overall, 57 people were killed, 11,800 people were injured, and 22,000 people were left homeless.  The economic impact exceeded 22 billion dollars, and has been noted as one of the most costly disasters in our country’s history.

 The 20th anniversary of the Northridge Anniversary is a powerful reminder that residents need to have the skills and training to prepare, respond and recover from a disaster.

 The City of San Fernando will kick off its Disaster Resilience Plan January 2014.  The plan is dedicated to provide residents the tools and resources they need to strengthen their preparedness for emergencies and natural disasters.  “Ensuring San Fernando residents have the skills and training they need … is the cornerstone of our San Fernando Disaster Resilience Plan,” adds Antonio Lopez, Mayor of the City of San Fernando.

The Los Angeles County Community Disaster Resilience Project for the City of San Fernando is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

This project is a collaborative effort led by: 

  • City of San Fernando
  • San Fernando Community Health Center
  • Valley Care Community Consortium (VCCC)
  • Providence Health & Services
  • City of San Fernando Partnership for Healthy Families
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program (LACDPHEPRP).


RECREATION PARK | Recreation & Community Services Department
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Ismael Aguila Recreation & Community Services Director (818) 898-1290
Linda Bowden-Moreno Office Specialist (818) 898-7349
Maria Calleros Office Specialist (818) 898-7380
Virginia Ufano Community Services Supervisor (818) 898-1296
Patty Garcia After School Senior Program Specialist (818) 898-7362
Maribel Perez Program Specialist (818) 898-7341
Virginia Diediker Cultural Arts Supervisor (818) 361-7155
Jazmyn Jasso Recreation Leader III (818) 361-7155
Joe Goss Recreation Supervisor (818) 361-7156
Patty Padilla Recreation Leader III (818) 361-7156


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